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Town of Brookline

Health Info

Alan Balsam

11 Pierce Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-12:30

Human Services and Adult Substance Abuse PDF Print E-mail

Lloyd Gellineau, MS, PhD

Director of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention, Human Services, and Domestic Violence Prevention 




Mission: To assist individuals, families and Town employees acquire needed mental, substance abuse and other human services. Provide consultation and treatment planning assistance. Monitor and support those in treatment. Referral to a variety of programs as needed. Interventions and crisis planning. Referral to Alcoholic Anonymous, Narcotic Anonymous, Alanon, SMART recovery and other self-help groups. Available for workshops and community education. Support community events.

Health Insurance Resources:


Seniors who need help with Medicare Enrollment or for those who have questions regarding their coverage there is a SHINE representative available at the Senior Center.  Call 617 730-2770 for more information.

MassHealth/Commonwealth Care/Commonwealth Choice Information

Domestic Violence Prevention and Service


        Brookline Domestic Violence Unit (Emergency) 617 264-6465 or 617 730-2720

        Brookline Domestic Violence Advocate 617 730-2713 


        Brookline Police Domestic Violence Web Llnk


        Casa Myrna Vasquez, Inc.

          Safelink (Hotline)  1 877 521-2601

          Service Number 1 800 992-2600

          Brookline Domestic Violence Roundtable

          Jennifer A. Lynch Committee Against Domestic Violence


 Substance Abuse Resources

  • Substance Abuse Treatment Programs


Case Management


Prevention Services

Residential 30 day

Self-Help Groups

  • Online Treatment and Recovery Support Program Links

The Sober Recovery Community- offers support forums for people in recovery, as well as family and friends.

Sober.com- provides message boards for people in recovery and also provides recovery coaching from professional counselors.

Shouting Inside- helps young adults who misuse susbtances share their stories and struggles with like-minded people.

  • Help Safe a Life: Actions You Can Do to Help Eliminate Youth Alcohol Consumption.

Human Service Resources

Hoarding Management

Heating Resources

  • Allston/Brighton  APAC    (617) 783-1485
  • Brookline Senior Center    (617) 730-2777

Food- Housing Assistance

  • Brookline Food Pantry  617 566-4953

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